Muñoz calls this process “disidentification,” and through a study of its workings, Disidentifications is also something of a performance in its own right. by Jose Esteban Munoz. Introduction. Performing Disidentifications. Marga’s Bed. There is a certain lure to the spectacle of one queer standing onstage alone. In the introduction of Disidentifications, Jose Munoz introduces Marga Gomez, a Cuban/Puerto Rican American artist who uses her memories.

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I am equally in awe of the ways in which queer children navigate a homophobic public sphere that would rather they did not exist. He argues that queerness is passed on surreptitiously due to the fact that the trace of queerness often leaves the queer subject vulnerable for attack. University of Minnesota Press Coming soon. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics

Itself a complex act of disidentification, this vibrant and venturesome book unveils queer worldmaking at its passionate best. The art of art history: The idea that performance is ephemeral is essential to the field of performance studies.

Nowhere does the ambivalence of the minority culture toward the mainstream show itself more strongly than in the arts.

His work is indebted to the work of Chicana feminists: By turning the dominant culture on its head, these performers call the emperor on his new clothes, revealing a white heterosexist society intolerant if not downright violent toward dissenting voices.

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Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics by José Esteban Muñoz

Identity Complex Making the Case for Multiplicity Rethinking ideas about identity politics and critical thought. Disidentifications is an innovative and groundbreaking intervention done with theoretical and critical elegance.

Through the use of shame and “misrecognition through failed interpellationqueer collectivity neither assimilates nor strictly opposes the dominant regime,” but works on strategies that result in queer counterpublics. Lists with This Book. Theorizing the Space of Safety. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Queerness, Disability, and The Vagina Monologues.

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There is more to identity than identifying with one’s culture or standing solidly Queer girls and popular culture: Identity is never a fixed or stable concept, identity is always changing and is nothing but not fluid.


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Reading Summary: Introduction of Disidentifications by Jose Munoz – WGS Queer Studies

Disidentifications beautifully describes transformative performances of sexuality and race in ways that reverberate dramatically, further transforming the conditions of possibility for those who encounter the text, its world of pleasures, images, and analyses. I am especially impressed that he examines work by Black, Latino, and Asian gays. The sheer value of this archive of queer world-making acts cannot be overestimated: I wonder what he would say about that? Home Current Catalogs Blog.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Give the book a chance, and even if you think Munoz writes some of the introduction with questionable intentions, you will find something useful or at the very least interesting within Disidentifications.